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Reviews about historical, literary, classic, and other fiction.  Miscellaneous book things.

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Their Eyes Were Watching God
Mary Helen Washington, Zora Neale Hurston, Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Days of Greatness
Walter Kempowski
We
Yevgeny Zamyatin, Clarence Brown

Readers' Night Out

"This was New York’s third monthly silent-reading party. ... Partiers bring whatever books they like, stay as long as they want, and aren’t allowed to speak to the other people in the room."

 

(From The New Yorker Page-Turner Blog, May 24, 2014)